Monday, June 26, 2006

Cut and Run for Re-election


"Withdrawal is not an option. Surrender is not a solution,"
- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.).

"We must give them that support and not send a signal that we're going to pull possibly the rug out from under them,"
- Sen. John Warner, R-Va.

"The United States, with our Iraqi partners, has the responsibility to see this through,"
- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

"The only thing that can defeat the United States when it comes to the global war on terror is America itself, if we lose the courage of our convictions, if we simply give up,"
- Senator John Cornyn, R-Tx


“The White House confirmed on Monday that the top U.S. military commander in Iraq has drafted a plan for U.S. troop cuts there, but said the plan was just one option.”
- Reuters

When is this ‘cutting and running’ scheduled to take place? September, 2006. Two months before the midterm elections.

Yet the Bush administration insists that troop levels are based on conditions on the ground.

It is unfortunate for the troops that the elections—excuse me, “improved ground conditions”—are not happening this month.


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